Early Origins of the Virnour family
The surname Virnour was first found in Edinburghshire
, a former county, now part of the Midlothian
council area where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Virnour family
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Virnour Spelling Variations
The name, Virnour, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.
Early Notables of the Virnour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Virnour family to Ireland
Some of the Virnour family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Virnour family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Virnour surname who came to North America were: Peter and Phillip Verner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747; Charles Verner settled in Philadelphia in 1847.
The Virnour Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.